Mike Tyran, a nurse living near Corpus Christi, Texas, bought a used Apple iPod in 2010 and tried to repair it after the battery wouldn’t charge.
But when the inveterate “fixer” attempted to open the white-and-chrome rectangle, he was stumped.
“I had worked on old tube radios … (which) had diagrams (and) … schematics. I know where the wiring goes and I know how to open it,” said Tyran, 56, a former heavy diesel mechanic. “I looked at an iPod and I had no idea how to open it … because there were no screws.”